The Stift Engelszell Trappist monks asked some weeks ago for the “Authentic Trappist Product” label on their new beers. The decision is not yet known but they might become the 8th “official” Trappist brewery.
Let’s learn a little bit more about these Austrian trappist beers and their new brewery.
Stift Engelszell monks brewed beers from 1590 to 1929. The first brew of their new beers happened on February 8th. They also make liquors and cheese.
They brew 2 strong beers of 7% and 10%, currently fermenting. First one is amber and second one as an honey-touch. These beers are brewed with local ingredients and biological honey. They could be named Hell (light) and Dunkel (darkness).
They have a new brewery with a capacity of 2.500 hectoliters/year (FYI: 5.000 hectoliters for Westvleteren).
Most part of the new bottles is already maturating in containers ready to leave for the US market.
I will keep you updated about the approval of the International Trappist Association for the “Authentic Trappist Product” label.